Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Green Monster (a.k.a HULK Smoothie) - Worth trying!

I've been seeing recipes for Green Monster smoothies floating around on blogs for a while now, and I finally decided to try one.  I'm glad I did!  It not only was good, filling, and healthy (lots of calories, but lots of protein & other good stuff too!), my kids think it is the greatest thing in the world, as I've called it my "Hulk Smoothie", and for my super hero boys this has been a lot of fun.  Unfortunately, as much as my boys love it for me to drink it, only one of my boys was brave enough to try it - and even then he only had a sip.  He admitted it was pretty good (it really just tastes like a peanut butter banana smoothie), but stopped at a sip.  I think he's nervous he might turn into the Hulk.  :)

So, be adventurous - TRY IT!  Like me, you may be glad you did! 

Green Monster Smoothie


  • 1 ripe banana (even better if frozen!)
  • 1 cup baby spinach (the original recipe calls for 2 cups, I've only been brave enough for 1!)
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened if you're brave)
  • 1/2 cup honey or vanilla Greek yogurt (you can use plain and add a little honey)
  • 1/2 cup ice

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hormone Free Milk Only $1.79/Gallon This Week at Aldi!

Deal of the Week in Marion! 

My brother jokes that years from now in our family pictures my (now) 3 year old will be standing next to a cow, which will then be our family pet. He/we figure there is no other way to continue to quench the milk thirst (and our expense) my son always has.  No milk for him is ever enough!  We go through a LOT of milk in our house (about 5 gallons/week), between smoothies every morning, cereal, and my three year old's drinking habit, so I was stoked to find what I consider to be the deal of the week in Marion!

Aldi's has their milk, which is always hormone free, on sale for $1.79 this week!  The expiration date on the milk is March 9th, so stock up now!  Aldi's usually  changes out their pricing/sales every Wed, so I think this price on milk will be good through Tuesday, 2/26. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

President's Day - FREE Day at Indianapolis Children's Museum!

HomeLooking for something to do with your kiddos while they're off school for President's Day?  Head to the Indianapolis Children's Museum!  Monday, President's Day, is one of their FREE Days of the year.  Sounds like a fun, warm place to hang out while my kids are off school, and the price is RIGHT! 

For more info, see:

Museum is open 10am - 5pm.

Free Days

Dec. 24, 2012—Christmas Eve (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Jan. 21, 2013—Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 18, 2013—Presidents Day
April 28, 2013—El Dia de Los NiƱos

Target Free Family Nights
Open free for families 4 p.m.–8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

York Photo Deal - $20 Off Order, Free Shipping & $1 Grocery Tote

I'm usually a Shutterfly girl, but I'm also a always looking for a deal, so I can't pass this York Photo deal up.  For new York Photo customers, they're offering $20 off your first order AND free shipping!  Just use code DeliverMe (thru 2/11).

Additionally, they're having a special on their custom shopping Totes for only $1 (coupon code TOTELOVE), thru end of Feb 2013. 

To check out the deals, go to